Origin of bromefrom Modern Latin from Classical Latin bromos from Gr, oats, rustling from bremein, to rustle from Indo-European base an unverified form bherem-, to rustle, buzz
any of a large genus (Bromus) of grasses of the temperate zone, having closed sheaths and spikelets with awns: a few are crop plants but many are weeds
Any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having loose usually drooping panicles and including several weeds and ornamentals and some species important for forage. Also called bromegrass .
Origin of bromeNew Latin Bromus genus name from Greek bromos oats
- Any grass of the genus Bromus.
- Brome Grass (Bromus) - At least one of this large genus of grasses is very graceful and worthy of culture-that is B. brizaeformis, a hardy biennial about 2 feet high, with large, graceful, and drooping heads.
- Hawkins, his relative and executor, in 1721; his prose ' The fact, however, that in 1712 - only a year after Ken's death - his publisher, Brome, published the hymn with the opening words "All praise," has been deemed by such a high authority as the 1st earl of Selborne sufficient evidence that the alteration had Ken's authority.
- A footnote (1743) explained away the allusion by making it apply to Richard Brome, the disciple of Ben Jonson.
- Austrian brome grass (Bromus inermis) and western rye grass (Agropyrum tenerum) are both extensively grown for hay in the North-West Provinces.
- The closely allied genus Bromus (brome grass) is also widely distributed but most abundant in the north temperate zone; B.